• Hokiji Temple

Hokiji Temple

法起寺

Description

This three-tiered pagoda was built in 638 during the 10th year of emperor Jomei’s reign. The only part left of the original establishment is the three-tiered pagoda, a national treasure and the oldest and largest of its kind in Japan. Its main temple, bell tower, sanctuary, and more were reconstructed during the Edo period. It is a registered world heritage site.

Location Information

  • Address

    1873, Okamoto, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara, 636-0102

  • Nearest Station
    Yamatokoizumi Station
    ・ JR Kansai Main Line
    ・ JR Yamatoji Line
    24 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    0745-75-5559
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    8:30am - 5:00pm
    *Open until 16:30 from November 4 to February 21
  • Closed
    None
Original source: ©Shobunsha Publications Inc.

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